Grateful Dead Live at Academy of Music on 1972-03-26
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Greatest Story Ever Told, Cold Rain & Snow, Chinatown Shuffle, Black Throated Wind, You Win Again, Mr. Charlie, Jack Straw, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Big Railroad Blues, Big Boss Man, Playin' In The Band, El Paso, Good Lovin'
Truckin' > Drums > The Other One > Me And My Uncle > The Other One > Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia, The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion), Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away
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|Greatest Story Ever Told|
|Cold Rain And Snow|
|Black Throated Wind|
|You Win Again|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Big Railroad Blues|
|Big Boss Man|
|Playing In The Band|
|The Other One ->|
|Me And My Uncle ->|
|The Other One ->|
|The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)|
|Not Fade Away ->|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->|
|Not Fade Away|
-- Each set's disc change is seamless
-- David Gans helped clean up many flaws with soundBlade
-- Hundreds of flaws removed, but some may still remain
-- Thanks to Rob Eaton for lending me his Dats
- 2015-06-06 14:22:29
- Dat (Sony D8) -> Samplitude Professional v9.11 -> FLAC
- New York, NY
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Academy of Music
Subject: Sammys and trannys
Night #5 of the 7 shows at The Academy. This ranks as the 5th best of the run. There's nothing that isn't played better elsewhere in the run, but it's still solid and a must-hear for fans of pre-Donna '72.
First Set. The first 5secs of Greatest Story are missing from the SBD and OFF. The AUD is intact (if dreary) for one of the year's most explosive starts. Note how after the solo begins Bobby repeats the first verse, for a cool version - not as monumental as 3/21, but different. Cold Rain & Snow is fully realized, completely played, and Chinatown Shuffle is the best version so far. You Win Again is downtempo, basic, but Pig was always so ready to deliver a Mr. Charlie; this one, for example. Jack Straw is still in its simplest version: will get better on E72. Loser shows that Susie isn't always sweet. Pigpen mentions Steely Dan to Phil (i. e. the dildo in Naked Lunch). Did Pig read Burroughs?? Bobby then mentions Vic Tanny, the '60s gym chain [the official release weirdly edits this intro to LLR]. For Looks Like Rain Jer switches to steel and Phil goes for harmonies with Bobby, boosting it. After average BIGs is the last Playing without Donna. This was a good month for these, and this one is too even though it's the 4th best of the run. The first measure of El Paso was not recorded. The official replaces the first couple seconds of the SBD with 9 seconds of 3/23. Like the set, Good Lovin' is solid if typical '72.
Second Set. First a [sort of] Spring Song tuning, then an expanded Truckin' that has an above average jam section, and is the longest to date. Not many passages of The Other One stand out, but I always dig a TOO sandwich. This sammy, with a M&MU, has delicious trannys. On E72, and later in the year, TOO would routinely surpass 30mins (even 40). Wharf Rat is very smooth, but I'm not sure the jam goes anywhere. Sugar Mag is uptempo but with no surprises - though listen for Pig switching from guiro to tambourine after 2:45. This is the 2nd The Stranger, and Pig builds it up and leaves it all onstage, prepping the song for E72. In the first minute of Not Fade you will hear drumming not possible in the two-drummer format. All players are great here.
1st Set: C+
2nd Set: C
Overall = 2¾ stars
Greatest Story Ever Told - explosive start, different than 3/21
Not Fade Away - all players ride single drummer
SOURCES: The 133303_sbd_miller is the most dynamic and accurate SBD. Dave's 14 has the whole show, save a patched El Paso and the beginning of Greatest Story.
Subject: THIS IS IT!!!!!!!!
Subject: When the walls caved in..
All the hard work from 71 and Keith
Stretching it out for Playin' and Truckin'
After RxR Blues Garcia leaves the lead vocals
mostly to Weir & PIg
ME&MY inside THE OTHER ONE,,,
They kinda space at times but when they jam it's blazin'
A very mellow laid back Wharf Rat
Nice spot for Sugar Magnolia
Two Souls in the final ballad spot.
Subject: Wow....just wow.....
Great show and another amazing job by Mr. Miller!
Subject: Huge upgrade!!!
I immediately skipped to the Good Lovin' to check out the mix. As someone who found the E72 releases a bit "Jerry-centric" I was pleased that the official release of this show had Mr. Weir mixed right up front where he belongs (particularly on this date!). This mix of Good Lovin' anyway seems a tad more evenly balanced than the official release, to my ears (Jerry isn't mixed as far back here as he is on parts of the official version). Different ... not necessarily worse or better. And there's some splice/hiccup on this version, too, I believe ...